Asian Art Workshop: Jade Carving: A Collector's Perspective

Asian Art Workshop: Jade Carving: A Collector's Perspective

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*This event is full, please send an email to programhk@asiasociety.org if you'd like to be placed on a waiting list. 

Evening discussion with Bao Pu and Renee Chiang

Registration 6:15pm
Presentation 6:30pm
Close 8:00pm

Jade carving remains one of the most treasured and elusive of all Chinese art. Known and appreciated throughout Chinese history (and even pre-history) for their beauty and associated with spiritual, ritualistic, historical meaning; jade carvings are difficult to fully appreciate through books or prints. They need to be held in the hand and examined up close to reveal their tactile qualities and refined details of artistry that made them so desirable to their ancient owners. The collectors Bao Pu and Renee Chiang offer to share their insights into jade carvings, bringing also some of their collection to show first-hand what they appreciate, and how they look at and date objects. The session will be moderated by Dr. Yeewan Koon, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, The University of Hong Kong.

Bao Pu and Renee Chiang are publishers of the New Century Press in Hong Kong. Over the Past decade, they have been passionate collectors of archaic jades. Their collection, the Numina Collection, is small, but carefully chosen while engaging in intense study of the subject. 

Co-organized with: Department of Fine Arts, The University of Hong Kong 

 

Event Details

27 September 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm

9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Free admission; Registration Required